4 Week Skills Class II

Pave the way for Canine Good Citizen, GC, trick titles, therapy work, or agility. Concentration on techniques such as clicker, targeting, shaping & luring. Week 1 -Start with the basics that are needed for almost every trick. Increasing distance, duration, and distractions with the four basic obedience commands: sit, down, come and stay. Week 2…

4-Week Socialization & Distraction Class

Understand how your dog learns and you can teach good behavior. This class helps both the owner and pet bond by learning together. Topics include: Reading Your Dog in a Pack Understanding a Dog's Body Language Walking in a Pack with Distractions Socialization with People and Dogs At 315 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. S.…

Backyard Agility & Skills Class

Week 1 - Overview of types of agility equipment – contact obstacles, tunnel, hurdles, weave poles, pause obstacle, and tire jump; warm-up exercise; ladder work; begin jumps Week 2 - Importance of handling on both your left and right side; jump sequence; intro. To weave poles; intro. to the tunnel and wobble board Week 3…

Socialization & Distraction Dog Training

This class helps both the owner and pet bond by learning together. Reading Your Dog in a Pack Understanding a Dog’s Body Language Walking in a Pack with Distractions Socialization with People and Dogs Must complete application before the start of class & include date(s) you plan on attending.

Distraction Training & Socialization

Understand how your dog learns and you will be able to teach good behavior.  This class helps both owner and pet bond by learning together.  Topics include: Reading your dog in a pack Understanding a dog's body language Walking in a pack with distractions Socializing with people and other dogs

Rally Obedience

Rally is a fun team sport that enhances the obedience skills your dog has learned. Teams move at their own pace through sets of stations, with dogs performing assigned obedience tasks. Great for dogs needing some help learning how to behave/perform around distractions. The focus is truly on the teamwork between the handler and the…

Intro to Tracking

Get your dog involved in Understanding Your Dog’s “Intro to Tracking Class”, where they can demonstrate that natural ability to recognize and follow a scent. The fundamental features of the Intro to Tracking emphasize your dog’s ability to follow a track laid by a person under a variety of scenting conditions and to find the…

Trick Training for Dogs

Teach your dog novice tricks! We use only positive reinforcement methods with techniques that include luring, modeling, mimicking, capturing & shaping. In shaping, Tracy will introduce clicker training, but it is not a requirement. This 4-week course covers over 10 tricks at the novice level that are selected from the AKC Novice Trick checklist. Tricks…

AKC Canine Good Citizen 6-Week Class*

Training will take place at varied locations in downtown Salisbury. Good Citizen Skills include: Sitting politely for petting Sit & down on command Staying in place Loose leash training Recall Accepting a friendly stranger Walking through a crowd Reaction to other dogs Distractions *This course is often a prerequisite for many dog-therapy groups.